May 20, 2008

Flower Power

When I'm going to be giving a card in person, it's sometimes fun to make one that is really 3D! This card was really easy to put together, and surprisingly fast. Here's the step by step:

  • Stamp and cut out a variety of flowers. I used the stamps from Office Accoutrement for the largest and smallest blossoms, stamping in Ruby Red and Bashful Blue. The medium sized flowers were created by stamping Paisley in Pumpkin Pie on Whisper White, then punching out with the 5 Petal Flower punch.
  • You can create a different effect with your solid stamps, such as the large flower, by "kissing" an uninked stamp with an inked pattern stamp as I have for the bottom blue flower. I inked Paisley in Bashful Blue, kissed my uninked flower to the Paisley stamp, then stamped as normal. You can get great results using this simple technique.
  • Layer the flowers together in different formations, and attach to a Whisper White layer using SNAIL and dimensionals.
  • Punch the Photo Corner from Pumpkin Pie and Bashful Blue, and attach three silver brads to the smallest layer before sticking together with a dimensional cut in half.
  • Stamp "Happy" from the Polka Dots and Paisley set using markers to colour directly on the rubber.
  • Layer onto Bashful Blue, and attach three tabs of Bashful Blue striped grosgrain ribbon before layering onto the Ruby Red card base.

A card like this would look good in so many different colour combinations - and it really looks like it took a lot more time than it actually did!

Happy Stampin'

Stampin' Supplies:
Office Accoutrement, Paisley Background and Polka Dots and Paisley stamp sets.
Pumpkin Pie, Bashful Blue, Ruby Red and Whisper White card stock.
Pumpkin Pie, Bashful Blue and Ruby Red ink.
Stampin' Write Markers.
Striped Bashful Blue Grosgrain ribbon.
5 Petal Flower punch.
Silver Brads.
Photo Corner Punch.
Stampin' Dimensionals.
SNAIL adhesive.
All supplies available from Stampin' Up!


  1. Ooh I love this, especially that flower kissed with the paisley - I use that technique a lot but haven't tried it with that flower.

  2. Love the card,great colour combo and like how you have used the paisley stamp. I always enjoy visitng your blog


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